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  • DVD review: Holy excess marketing, Batman

    DVD review: Holy excess marketing, Batman
    If you saw "The Dark Knight Rises" in the theater, you already know whether (like me) you are a fan of the third installment of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. Even if you didn't see it, you probably have an inkling of whether you'll want to buy it on...
  • DVD review: Highsmith steals a part of your life with 'Purple Noon'

    DVD review: Highsmith steals a part of your life with 'Purple Noon'
    Some 40 years before Matt Damon played the title character in Anthony Minghella's “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” Alain Delon played the same role in Rene Clement's 1960 “Purple Noon,” adapted from the same novel by Patricia Highsmith...
  • DVD review: Crime docs win a positive verdict

    DVD review: Crime docs win a positive verdict
    In 1994, Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley Jr. — teenagers who came to be known as the West Memphis Three — were convicted of murdering three little boys in a Satanic ritual. There were a lot of things wrong with their trial,...
  • DVD review: The last of Godard's accessible period

    DVD review: The last of Godard's accessible period
    “Weekend” is the last of the 15 features Jean-Luc Godard made in his first eight years as a director. (He made a similar number of shorts in the same period.) It was as though his brain was so intoxicated with the possibilities of cinema...
  • DVD Review: 'Lawrence of Arabia' looks great on Blu-ray

    DVD Review: 'Lawrence of Arabia' looks great on Blu-ray
    David Lean's 1962 “Lawrence of Arabia” is one of the most universally praised films ever made, and deservedly so. Nominated for 10 Oscars, winner of seven (including Best Picture), it has only grown better with time. The few aspects that might...
  • DVD review: Kurosawa classic 'Rashomon' brushed up for Blu-ray

    DVD review: Kurosawa classic 'Rashomon' brushed up for Blu-ray
    It's not just that Akira Kurosawa's 1950 “Rashomon” brought Japanese film to the west; or that it introduced to us the young, rising Toshiro Mifune; or that its title has become the universal shorthand for the uncertainty of the truth, as seen...
  • Time Warner sees digital future

    Time Warner sees digital future
    Warner Bros. Studios parent Time Warner Inc. plans in the coming months to aggressively dive into digital sales of new movies and TV shows, pushing into a new arena as DVD sales tail off. On Wednesday, Time Warner Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes discussed...
  • A Word, Please: Breaking bad habits

    Recently, a friend visiting from out of town plunked down a DVD on my coffee table. "You should watch this," she said. It was season one of "Breaking Bad," the gritty AMC network drama about a high-school chemistry teacher with terminal cancer who...
  • GCC offers media arts certificates

    The Glendale Community College Media Arts Department offers certification, training and hands-on experience in disciplines such as digital cinematography, digital audio recording and editing, DVD authoring, podcasting and digital post-production. This...
  • Organizations: Birthdays, luncheons and troops

    Organizations Parade honors city’s 100th birthday Burbank on Parade will salute the city of Burbank’s Centennial and the parade’s 30th anniversary on April 9, said parade chairwoman Joanne Miller. The parade begins at 11 a.m. and...
  • DVD Review: 'Hugo' doesn't disappoint

    DVD Review: 'Hugo' doesn't disappoint
    Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" — one of last year's best films — hits home video, straight off its ups and downs at the Oscars: five wins out of 11 nominations isn't anything to complain about, except the other six included all the biggest...
  • Religious discrimination trial for ex-JPL worker starts

    Religious discrimination trial for ex-JPL worker starts
    The judge in the trial of a former Jet Propulsion Laboratory employee who claims he was fired for his belief that God had a hand in shaping the universe will determine what’s dogma and what isn’t, not a religious expert. David Coppedge, a...